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Cirsium interpositum Petrak in Feddes, Rep. 43: 283. 1838. Cnicus grrffithii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 363. 1881. Cirisium lepskyi Petrak in Feddes, Repert. 9: 197. 1911.


Khasi: Soh-chila; Nep.: Sumori-kaura.

Herbs, robust; stems cottony. Cauline leaves pinnatifid; lobes lanceolate, acute, spinescent, setulose above, white appressed tomentose beneath. Heads crowded, ca 5 cm across, glabrous. Outermost involucral bracts short with acicular points; the rest linear, wavy, aristate or acuminate, quite glabrous. Corolla ca 3 cm long. Achenes 5 mm long. Pappus ca 2.5 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. June - Sept.

Distrib. India: 1800 m. Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.

Tender shoots and the aromatic seeds are eaten.




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